British Composers by Composition

Name the British composer to his composition.
Quiz by danse29
Last updated: August 4, 2012
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Symphonies 1-9, "The Lark Ascending", "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis", "Fantasia on Greensleeves", "The Wasp", "The Pilgrim's Progress", "Tuba Concerto in F minor", "English Folk Song Suite", "Flourish for Wind Band"
Ralph Vaughan Williams
"The Planets", "St.Paul Suite", "Brook Green Suite", "First Suite in E-Flat", "Second Suite in F", "The Perfect Fool", "Sāvitri", "The Bells", "Moorside Suite", "Hammersmith"
Gustav Holst
"Lincolnshire Posy", "Shepherd's Hey", "Molly by the Shore", "Mock Morris", "Irish Tune from County Derry", "Colonial Song", "Country Gardens", "In a Nutshell"
Percy Aldridge Grainger
Symphonies 1-2, "Façade" Suites 1-2, "Belshazzar's Feast", "Crown Imperial", "Violin Concerto", "Viola Concerto", "Cello Concerto", "Spitfire Prelude and Fugue", "Scapino: A Comedy Overture", "Coronation Te Deum"
William Walton
"The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra", "Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge", "War Requiem", "Peter Grimes", "Death in Venice", "The Prince of the Pagodas", "Curlew River", "Piano Concerto", "Violin Concerto", "The Prodigal Son", "Six Metamorphoses after Ovid"
Benjamin Britten
Symphonies 1-4, "A Child of Our Time", "Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli", "Concerto for Double String Orchestra", "The Ice Break"
Michael Tippett
"The Mask of Orpheus", "Tragoedia", "The Triumph of Time", "Earth Dances", "Pulse Shadows", "The Minotaur", "The Io Passion"
Harrison Birtwistle
Symphonies 1-9, Naxos Quartets 1-10, "Eight Songs for a Mad King", "Ave maris stella", "Solstice of Light", "The Martyrdom of St. Magnus", "The Lighthouse"
Peter Maxwell Davies
"The Whale", "The Protecting Veil", "Funeral Ikos", "The Lamb", "Song for Athene", "The Veil of the Temple", "Lamentations and Praises"
John Tavener
Symphonies 1-9, English Dances: Sets 1-2, Little Suites 1-5, "Tam o' Shanter Overture", "Peterloo Overture", "A Grand, Grand Overture", "Four Scottish Dances", "Four Cornish Dances", "Four Welsh Dances", "Four Irish Dances", "The Bridge on the River Kwai", "Harmonica Concerto", "The Padstow Lifeboat"
Malcolm Arnold
"Symphony No.1 'The Gothic'", Symphonies 2-32
Havergal Brian
Symphonies 1-2, String Quartets 1-2, Violin Sonatas 1-2, "The Apocalypse", "Concerto for Oboe"
Eugene Aynsley Goossens
Symphonies 1-2, Suites 1-3, Piano Concertos 1-2, Violin Concertos 1-2, Oboe Concertos 1-2, "William Byrd Suite", "Variations on an Original Theme", "The Nun's Priest's Tale", "Prelude and Toccata", "Overture for Strings", "Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra", "Cameos"
Gordon Jacob
Symphonies 1-2, "Pomp and Circumstance" Marches 1-5, "Enigma Variations", "Cello Concerto in E minor", "Severn Suite", "Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra", "Cockaigne", "In the South", "Violin Concerto in B minor", "The Dream of Gerontius", "Sea Pictures"
Edward Elgar
Symphonies 1-5, "Jerusalem", "Prometheus Unbound", "De Profundis"
Hubert Parry
"Requiem", "Gloria", "Magnificat", "Mass of the Children", "Shepherd's Pipe Carol"
John Rutter
"Whitman Settings", "Where the Wild Things Are", "Masks", "Fanfares for Tangelwood", "Cantata", "Songs and a Sea Interlude", "Requiem: Songs for Sue"
Oliver Knussen
"Tuba Concerto", "Flourish for Orchestra", "Metamorphoses", "Make a Joyful Noise", "Of Men and Mountains"
Edward Gregson
Level 9
Aug 2, 2012
Though Grainger was born in Australia and continued to identify himself primarily as an Australian, his music contributed greatly to the British culture and ethnomusicology.
Level 66
Jan 10, 2013
No Purcell? Or Tallis? :(
Level 9
Apr 1, 2013
I placed them under the Renaissance composers category; don't want to make them too easy to guess!
Level 17
Oct 20, 2013
No Butterworth or Delius?
Level 20
Dec 5, 2014
Great quiz! Not sure why everyone's commenting naming random other British composers. True there are more composers than the ones you've mentioned - but you can't name them all! I think you've got a good cross-section of eras going on here too.
Level 42
Apr 15, 2020
Grainger was Australian! I know it's mentioned above but he definitely was not a 'British' composer